Elise Archer,Minister for Building and Construction
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is a strong supporter of our building and construction sector, and we are committed to further investment and jobs across the industry.
ABS data released earlier this week confirmed Tasmania as the strongest state in the nation for the annual growth of dwelling approvals, and one of only two jurisdictions to see positive growth over the past financial year.
Additionally, the recently published HIA Housing Scorecard confirmed Tasmania has seen the biggest improvement in the nation in terms of building conditions, and now sits second to Victoria in terms of favourable residential building conditions.
That’s on top of the latest Commsec report that shows Tasmania’s economic performance ranks third out of all states and territories – our best result in ten years.
This hasn’t happened by accident. It’s the policies of the Hodgman majority Liberal Government which are supporting Tasmanian businesses and backing our industries to grow.
Our economic management has delivered the best business conditions in the country, which drives economic growth and helps to create new jobs across the sector.